Ticket #9096 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Guest with "Host Only" is un-pingable from Windows Host in 4.0.8

Reported by: eatrocks Owned by:
Priority: major Component: network
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.8 Keywords: Host Only
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows


I have a linux guest on a windows host, configured with host only network adapter and the guest is not ping-able from the host. Problem does not exist when the host is Snow Leopard.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by frank

Did you assign an IP to the host side of the host-only network interface? Does your Linux guest have an IP assigned? Can you ping the host from the guest? Did you check the firewall settings of your Windows host?

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by eatrocks

thanks for such a fast reply frank, regarding your questions... No, I did not assign an IP to the host side of the host-only network interface as I had not done that in the previous vb versions. My Linux guest does have an IP, The /etc/network/interfaces file has iface eth0 inet dhcp. I was not able to try to ping the host from the guest because... see below The firewall was down on all fronts. Update: before I submitted the defect I installed 4.0.6 over the top of 4.0.8 and verified that the problem did not exist. In order to attempt to answer your questions I installed 4.0.8 back over the top of 4.0.6. When the installation completed I was prompted that Administrator privs may have been required. This prompt had not previously occurred for a vb install, I said yes and re-installed with admin privs. Upon completion I was asked to reboot which also had not previously happened after an install. I did so, but after the reboot found that I did not have a host only adapter installed in the host OS. Attempting to install one from vb preferences ended in an error dialogue indicating failure. I proceeded to un-install vb via the control panel and re-install via right-click -> run as administrator. This finished successfully and now none of the problems exist. The host-only adapter was properly installed, and I now have the expected connectivity between the host and guest.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
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